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  • #1
    Margaret Mitchell
    “Now you are beginning to think for yourself instead of letting others think for you. That’s the beginning of wisdom.”
    Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

  • #2
    Michael Crummey
    “From what I have seen of the world, Reverend, motherhood is a certainty, but fatherhood is a subject of debate.”
    Michael Crummey, Galore

  • #3
    Joseph Boyden
    “Lots of times growing up, I’d just try to do something myself because I believed that being a boy, and being Indian, I should just know how to do things." -Will Bird, Through Black Spruce”
    Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce

  • #4
    Joseph Boyden
    “There’s something sexy in cooking for a man who likes my food. Am I growing up?”
    Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce

  • #5
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “The most important thing about a person is always the thing you don't know.”
    Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

  • #6
    Barbara Kingsolver
    “War is the supreme mathematics problem. It strains our skulls, yet we work out the sums, believing we have pressed the most monstrous quantities into a balanced equation”
    Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

  • #7
    Melinda Haynes
    “The Negro on saxophone blew out a language older than English and the glasses on the tables trembled”
    Melinda Haynes, Mother of Pearl

  • #8
    Melinda Haynes
    “Running to catch up, feeling like he was in a constant state of chasing a shadow, he felt a drop of rain hit him square on the back of the neck. The weight of it so heavy it felt like a rock.”
    Melinda Haynes, Mother of Pearl

  • #9
    Melinda Haynes
    “All he thinks while he studies pearlescent pigeons is this: I wish I knew how… I wish I knew… I ain’t ever gonna, but I wish I knew how it felt – (-to be free).”
    Melinda Haynes, Mother of Pearl

  • #10
    Melinda Haynes
    “And I said, ‘I’m thinkin’ I’ve wasted too much time thinkin’, is what I’m thinkin'.”
    Melinda Haynes, Mother of Pearl

  • #11
    Philippa Gregory
    “He may well speak French and Latin and half a dozen languages, but since he has nothing to say – what good are they?”
    Philippa Gregory, The Constant Princess

  • #12
    Philippa Gregory
    “Words have weight, something once said cannot be unsaid. Meaning is like a stone dropped into a pool; the ripples will spread and you cannot know what back they wash against.”
    Philippa Gregory, The Constant Princess

  • #13
    “When she stamped her foot, it made a strange thud on the desolate beach. Like a heartbeat.”
    David Adams Richards, The Bay of Love and Sorrows

  • #14
    “Revolution flashed as revelationary as revelation had been revolutionary.”
    R. Vision, Butterfly Changes: Revelation, Metamorphoses And Love In Mao's China

  • #15
    Alan Paton
    “In the deserted harbour there is yet water that laps against the quays. In the dark and silent forest, there is a leaf that falls. Behind the polished panelling the white ant eats away the wood. Nothing is ever quiet, except for fools”
    Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country

  • #16
    Alan Paton
    “The Judge does not make the law. It is people that make the law. Therefore if a law is unjust, and if the Judge judges according to the law, that is justice, even if it is not just.”
    Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country

  • #17
    Lawrence Hill
    “To gaze into another person’s face is to do two things: to recognize their humanity, and to assert your own.”
    Lawrence Hill

  • #18
    John Hart
    “Disgust was an organ in Hunt's gut. The more he thought about it, the more it churned.”
    John Hart, The Last Child

  • #19
    John Hart
    “She turned the water scalding hot and scrubbed her face until it hurt, but the eyes still looked wrong. She tore off her clothes and stepped into the shower; but it was not enough.
    The dirt was on the inside.”
    John Hart, The Last Child

  • #20
    Mark Helprin
    “He could say nothing. He had no right to be there, he had already been profoundly changed, he was no good at small talk, she was half naked, it was dawn and he loved her.”
    Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale
    tags: love

  • #21
    Mark Helprin
    “They got up steam and proceeded calmly to the north - where there seemed to be no people, but only mountains, lakes, reedy snow-filled steppes, and winter gods who played with storms and stars.”
    Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

  • #22
    Mark Helprin
    “All great discoveries...are products as much of doubt as of certainty, and the two in opposition clear the air for marvelous accidents.”
    Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

  • #23
    Mark Helprin
    “And they'll vote for me because I'm the best liar, because I do it honestly, with a certain finesse. They know that lies and truth are very close, and that something beautiful rests between.”
    Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

  • #24
    John Hart
    “Our questions, which began politely, were politely ignored.”
    John Hart, The King of Lies



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